Montgomery Clift young
October 17, 1920
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
61 kg | 135 lbs
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, on October 17, 1920, was an American actor.
Young Montgomery Clift first started his acting career on stage.
He landed his Broadway debut in musical "Jubilee" (1935) in role as Prince Peter, at the age of 15.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for his role as Erik Valkonen in Broadway production of "There Shall Be No Night" (1940).
He made his big screen debut in role as Matthew "Matt" Garth in western movie Red River (1948) opposite John Wayne.
Clift's breakthrough performance came as Ralph "Steve" Stevenson in drama war movie The Search (1948), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
From Here to Eternity (1953) romantic drama in role as First Sergeant Milton Warden
A Place in the Sun (1951) drama romance in role as George Eastman
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rudolph Peterson in courtroom drama film Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).
The Heiress (1949) drama opposite Olivia de Havilland
I Confess (1953) drama crime directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Young Lions (1958) drama with Marlon Brando and Dean Martin
The Misfits (1961) drama opposite Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe
Suddenly Last Summer (1959) drama mystery with Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn
Wild River (1960) drama romance with Lee Remick
Raintree County (1957) drama romance opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Lee Marvin
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) romantic drama with Jennifer Jones
Lonelyhearts (1958) drama in role as Adam White
The Big Lift (1950) drama in role as T/Sgt. Danny MacCullough
Had a twin sister, Ethel and a brother, William Brooks Clift, Jr.
Had Dutch, English and Scottish ancestry.
He was close friends with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
Was a good friend with Dean Martin.
Clift died on July 23, 1966, New York City, New York, United States, at age of 45.
Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.
What do I have to do to prove I can act?
Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.
Good dialogue simply isn't enough to explain all the infinite gradations of a character. It's behavior -- it's what's going on behind the lines.
The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
Marilyn Monroe was an incredible person to act with, the most marvelous I ever worked with and I have been working for 29 years.
If I'm not interested in the movie, the audience is not going to be. How can you interest the audience if you're not interested yourself?